Seventeen short stories, each featuring a typewriter in some way.
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A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented
a writer as he is an actor. In his stories, Mr Hanks gracefully reaches that typewriter-worthy level.
A hectic, funny sexual affair between two best friends. A World War II veteran dealing with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket.A small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned
views of the modern world. A woman adjusting to life in a new neighborhood after her divorce. Four friends going to the moon and back in a rocket ship constructed in the backyard. A teenage surfer stumbling into his father's secret life.
These are just some of the people and situations that Tom Hanks explores in his first work of fiction, a collection of stories that dissects, with great affection, humour, and insight, the human condition and all its foibles. The stories are linked by
one thing: in each of them, a typewriter plays a part, sometimes minor, sometimes central.